Originally Posted by culvercityclassic
Update: trying to get my race bikes ready for the up and coming events...this tank had a leak at the back and was not good. Had to tig weld it up...so I held my breath and let it rip...JK...I did a little research to save my life...brake cleaner 1st, then some water and simple green and good to weld...now to mount it back on the bike and tune it up...
using brake cleaner can KILL you if used as a cleaner prior to welding
Phosgene is formed by decomposition of chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents by ultraviolet radiation. It reacts with moisture in the lungs to produce hydrogen chloride, which in turn destroys lung tissue. For this reason, any use of chlorinated solvents should be well away from welding operations or any operation in which ultraviolet radiation or intense heat is generated.
Live life as its your last day... it just may be
Learn to do it right or how to fix it later, quicker to do it right the first time.